Resistance to the action of insulin.

M da S Azevedo


The author analyses the insulin and glucagon effect on glycaemia regulation. The structure of glucose transporters and insulin receptors is described in some detail. Finally the author attempts to explain the insulin resistance mechanism based on a post receptor alteration that would be advantageous in traditional nutrition, but is noxious in a western type society, due to excessive caloric intake.

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